There is quite a debate around New Year's Resolutions. For the more goal-oriented among us, they are a must and a means to a beginning into the next year. They are the stars that guide us in the direction we wish our lives to be. For the more... whimsical and realistic, sometimes New Year's Resolutions, though well-intended, represent a goalpost we will likely fall short of, setting the stage for disappointment. It's not that the standard is impossible, but like a small child at a dessert buffet, sometimes we bite off more than we can chew. The answer lies somewhere in the middle. New Year's Resolutions should not be about the result or the destination, but the journey and the process it takes to reach them. In that way, we inculcate better habits without setting ourselves up to fail, and while we're at it, become more comfortable with ourselves and the trajectory of our lives. We're not here to judge you or tell you what to strive for or how hard to work for it. You deserve to grow on your schedule, free from the leering eyes and burdensome gazes of those beyond your circle. We referenced this Forbes Article regarding the latest in 2024 New Year's Resolutions. Whatever your New Year's Resolution is, take it at your own pace, and see if any of these Boca Raton, places, people, and things can make your life a bit better every day.
Is it 2024 yet? We're a little bewildered that the year came and went faster than the Brightline, but here we are ready to ring in the New Year. In keeping you informed on the latest happenings, holidays, and celebrations around Boca Raton, today's Boca Raton Real Estate blog highlights the best events, parties, and fun things happening around the city. Read on and get your sparklers, champagne, and dancing shoes ready!
New Year's Eve at Crazy Uncle Mike's - Boca Raton
- When: Dec. 31 - Jan. 1 | 9 PM - 1 AM
- Where: Crazy Uncle Mike's 6450 N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton, FL
One of our favorite spots in Boca Raton, Crazy Uncle Mike's has become a premier destination for live music, craft beer, and easy bites. With an elevated stage and superb lounging area, alongside its outdoor deck, we love Crazy Uncle Mike's as a venue and a restaurant. In keeping with their namesake, Crazy Uncle Mike's has invited Southern Blood, a band saluting Southern Rock, to hit the stage for a celebration that's sure to rock the night away.
We're fired up for the 49th annual Boca Raton holiday boat parade! One of the most popular events in Boca Raton is nearly five decades old, returning for its next installation. The Boca Holiday Boat Parade is a coalescing event that incorporates much of what sets this community apart. The bright lights, beautiful boats, balmy weather, and neighborhood camaraderie are exemplified at this event. For our part, we've got our eyes on the water and our thumb on the pulse of our backyard, and are here to bring you everything you need to know about the 2023 Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade!
- When: Saturday, December 16th 2023. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
- Where: Boca Raton Intracoastal Canal (C-15 to Hillsboro Bridge)
The Parade Route
The Parade will follow its usual path beginning in the C-15 Canal of the Boca Raton/Delray Beach border. The parade boats will turn due south at the Intracoastal and follow along until the route end at the Hillsboro drawbridge. The boats will pass several waterfront communities in Boca Raton including the Boca Marina Yacht Club and Golden Harbour among several others. There are three drawbridges along the route: Spanish River, Palmetto Park, and Camino Real, beginning with Spanish River and ending beyond the picturesque twisting drawbridge...
The Champagne & Parisi Blog has become quite the holiday institution if our readership numbers are any indication. We've covered Thanksgiving and the holiday boat parade, and once again, here we are sharing the best places to view Christmas Lights near you in the Boca Raton area & beyond. Without further ado, here are some of the most well-known and picturesque places to enjoy Christmas lights and holiday displays, in the way only South Florida can provide!
THE 49TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE - BOCA RATON
- Where: The Intracoastal Waterway, from the C-15 Canal to Camino Real
- When: Saturday, December 16th 2023
For the best and most detailed information on this nearly 5-decade Boca Raton holiday event, visit our dedicated Holiday Boat Parade blog!
The 100 Ft Christmas Tree and Holiday Village - Delray Beach
Gratitude. It's the basis for being a good person. It begins with humility, transmutes to gratefulness, and is expressed in kindness. A tradition of Champagne & Parisi Real Estate in recent years, we love writing our many thanks to the few fortunate enough to make our list. While we could easily quadruple our list and add many more people and businesses we're grateful for, we had to narrow it down to a select few. We're grateful for life, opportunity, friendship, and the generosity of all we're blessed to work alongside, but these mentioned people, places, and things are as deserving as any for our Thanksgiving 2023 gratitude list.
We'll begin by thanking three of our most crucial business partners, starting with Patch Reef Title Company. When it comes to real estate title work, Patch Reef is more than just our partner. They are the absolute gold standard in the industry and work tirelessly for our clients. Whether it's facilitating the final stages of a deal, resolving disputes, or educating our team on the latest in Real Estate titling, Patch Reef is one of many title companies serving the area, but a steadfast partner who proves their worth at every turn.
Can anyone else believe that 2023 is already winding down?! It may be a cliche, but it's as true as ever and seems to only accelerate as the years go by. With the fall season fully underway and pumpkin patches popping up around town, it's time to line up our favorite options for Thanksgiving dinner around Boca Raton. Whether ordering in or dining out, sometimes it just makes more sense to skip the hassle and get things taken care of for you. We're all for family traditions and home cooking, but when half the family is coming in from out of town and showing up with nothing but suitcases, the burden of hosting can become the theme of the holiday, rather than the holiday revelry itself. Here is a list of a few of the best options for ordering Thanksgiving Dinner in Boca Raton this year!
The Capital Grille
- Address: 6000 Glades Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33431
- Phone: (561) 368 - 1077
- Price: $50/adult $20/children
The upscale and prized Capital Grille is offering a reasonably priced Thanksgiving meal alongside its full dinner menu. This meal will include a centerpiece of slow-roasted turkey...
It's officially autumn in South Florida! With the slight inward breeze and a resurgent Miami Dolphins, we have so much to celebrate as the year winds down and the days grow shorter. For this year, we've organized a myriad of events for kids, families, and adults for our Halloween 2023 blog. Whether looking to dress up and party on, or bring the kids to some wholesome family fun, our Boca Raton Real Estate blog has you covered!
Halloween Brunch at Throw Social - Delray Beach
- When: Saturday & Sunday, October 28-29, 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
- Where: Throw Social - 29 SE 2nd Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444
Delray Beach is always abuzz when learning of festivities at the ever-popular Throw Social. Just a few minutes north of Boca Raton, this off-the-Ave. hotspot is as exciting during brunch hours as it is into the night, combining kinetic activities like ping-pong, axe throwing, and giant Jenga with craft cocktails, dancing, and more. Thematic cocktails will headline the party, with four stations featuring Frankenstein Jello shot syringes, Witches brew sangria, and even a drag brunch and doggie costume contest!
The Summer is waning to a close for much of the planet, but in South Florida, it winds down in name only. While we won't likely enjoy the respite from the extreme heat that our northerly neighbors will, we can expect the fall hues and hints of cinnamon spice to waft in the air. For our part, we're rounding up some of our favorite ideas for folks of all ages and types to find something to do in the Boca Raton area. For the best of September events in Boca Raton, read on and get your plans ready!
Boca End Of Summer Festival
It's the proverbial end of Summer! Though the heat will drag on long after the Autumn Equinox, the city of Boca Raton is excited to throw a wonderful all-day festival to commemorate the first week of Fall. This family-friendly event will include the usual favorites for kids and parents - including food vendors, live music, a petting zoo and adoption area, carnival rides, and a beer garden for the parents among us. The first of two events we're listing at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, the End of Summer Festival will take full advantage of the welcome confines of Mizner Park and the...
The dog days of Summer are well underway and the final month of the season looms large. While Florida's summers may not adhere to the expected dictates of our Gregorian calendar, the "summer" proper is soon to end. Before the snowbirds show up and our roads get too busy, find out what's happening around town with our August Events blog.
Puppy Yoga with Bianca - Boca Raton
- Where: Fabletics, Boca Town Center Mall - 6000 Glades Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33431
- When: Saturday, August 19th. 9 AM
Fabletics, in partnership with The Yoga Joint is hosting a puppy yoga class at the Fabletics storefront in the Boca Town Center Mall....
Boca Raton is one of two centerpieces of Palm Beach County, with the other being its namesake city. This magnificent luxury destination has proven to be a sustainable and accelerating real estate market, with more growth on the horizon. Following the extreme circumstances of 2020 and the market fallout that followed, we're rounding up what should be a responsive but stabilizing year after a rip-roaring ride through real estate. At this midsummer point in 2023, it's time to take a look at Boca Raton Real Estate and the changes that we've seen, and how the numbers reflect our on-the-ground observations.
All data is sourced from FlexMLS and compares the current 6-month period with the previous year.
NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES AND CONDOS IN Boca Raton
Boca Raton has been at the epicenter of massive growth throughout South Florida since the post-2020 acceleration. The population has grown by over 13,000 people since the 2010 census and continues its meteoric growth. To provide for this unyielding expansion, Boca Raton has continuously developed its western corridors and beachfront condos, including new additions like...
We're excited to celebrate another year of glorious life here in Boca Raton! As we've delved deeper into our local history through the Boca Raton Real Estate blog, we are reminded that none of the freedom and prosperity we experience would exist without the actions of our founding fathers in 1776. To commemorate this national unification and resistance to monarchic encroachment, we happily gather for fireworks, grilled foods, pool parties, and midsummer fun. For the best July 4th celebrations, fireworks, and family-friendly events near Boca Raton, look no further than these events below.
PBC Parks & Rec 4th Of July Celebration - Boca Raton
- Where: Sunset Cove Amphitheater - 20405 Amphitheater Cir. Boca Raton, FL 33498
- When: Tuesday, July 4th, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Enjoy a fireworks show and live concert hosted by Vice Mayor Maria Sachs, right here at our Sunset Cove Amphitheater. The hits of today and yesteryear will be proudly played alongside fireworks, bounce houses, carnival games, food vendors, and more.
It's midsummer again in Boca Raton, and with that, we take a moment to acknowledge the incredible men we grew up admiring. From soldiers and sailors to businessmen, mentors, and shoulders to lean on, our fathers go by many things. Our fathers wear many hats, take on many roles, and set the tone for the future we are blessed to look towards ourselves. Most of all, we know them by "Dad," and on the weekend of June 18th, we celebrate their impact on our lives and the community at large. Here are our choices for the many Father's Day Events in Boca Raton this year.
The Rock & Roll Playhouse is a family-friendly concert series that travels the country and hosts performances highlighting iconic rock bands and their music. Featuring notable Grateful Dead tribute band, Crazy Fingers, the event will include games, movement, storytelling, and music. Through this cultural exchange and multisensory music experience, kids and their dads will enrich their lives and cultivate a lifelong appreciation of the arts.
Congratulations! You got the listing! Or to the inverse, you're showing a motivated buyer of means a property you think will be perfect for them. Regardless of the warmth of your lead or the natural fit you think this home presents its prospectors, it's important to gauge the temperature of the room and properly advise your client. In going over the basics, we provide a few do's and don'ts of showing a property that every Realtor should pay heed to. Read further and keep growing!
Do: Prepare/Stage The Property
This is a given if it's your listing. As much as you'd imagine empty spaces leaving more to the imagination, having furniture and houseplants in prominent spaces of the home gives the visitor an idea of what they could do. Even if the staged furniture doesn't feed into the aesthetic tastes of the home buyer, they will be able to imagine their own furniture and their own configuration, using the existing pieces to think aloud. Bonus points for taking advantage of a beautiful backyard, such as those offered in The Oaks at Boca.
Don't: Oversell The Property...
For most, Memorial Day is another gracious Monday off, and while an important day to remember, is mostly a day to BBQ and hit the beach on a weekday. Yet, for those of us who served, love someone who has, or lost someone in the line of service, this day takes on a solemnness not felt by all. While we're not suggesting you give up on the fun and sun of this iconic American weekend, perhaps consider taking a moment to honor those who laid it all on the line to make it all happen. We're sure you have your tongs ready, charcoal stocked up, and weekend menu set, but are you aware of these ways, monuments, and spaces to honor and respect our veterans? Learn more about honoring our fallen veterans in the Boca Raton area, and have a beautiful weekend!
The Boca Raton Historical Society has done an outstanding job of cobbling together the many chapters of history that have crosshatched our beautiful city since its earliest days of non-native inhabitation. Seated in the Old City Hall, designed by Addison Mizner, the Boca Raton History Museum is not dedicated solely to our military past, but dedicates a significant portion of the exhibits, literature, and artifact collection to the particular role Boca Raton played during World War II. Visiting this museum will give greater insight into the backdrop of our community...
After a lifetime of raising.... us, it's time to take one day out of our busy schedules to celebrate, honor, and pay our respects to the one who gave us life and set us on our course to success. A simple Sunday brunch, a shower of gifts, and beautiful soft flowers are never enough to truly value the time and lessons we gained from our mothers. Yet, we do our best to show our moms the value of their commitment through our actions each day, and when that Sunday in May hits, we know it's time to shine even brighter for our moms. Here are some of the best 2023 Mother's Day events in the Boca Raton area, representing a wide selection of formal, musical, and culinary delights fit for the queen of your world.
The Motowners: The Ultimate Tribute To Motown
- Where: The Boca Black Box - 8221 Glades Rd. Suite #10 Boca Raton, FL 33434
- When: Sunday, May 14th. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Motowners, a Earth, Wind & Fire heavy tribute to this classic American music genre, have returned for another premier performance in Boca Raton. This time, this vaunted group who sound nearly identical to the sounds and vibes they so aptly pay tribute to, perform on Mother's Day at the Boca Black Box Theater. For anyone with a musically inclined mom, this is the perfect way to cap off a lovely dinner with your #1. The Boca Black Box is directly across from the ...
It's that time of year again! Some of us may still be recovering from St. Patrick's Day, but Cinco de Mayo is firmly on our calendar. For a city quite a few miles from Mexico, and a larger Latin influence via South America and the Caribbean, Boca Raton has solidified itself as a destination for Mexican cuisine. Featuring both the larger, best-known restaurants and lesser-known locales, Boca Raton always does Cinco de Mayo right. For some of the best events in Boca Raton and nearby, read on and set your calendars!
Cinco de Mayo at Calaveras Cantina - Boca Raton
Our list begins at one of the closest locales to our Beach Offices with Calaveras Cantina in Mizner Park. Live entertainment will be provided by a trio of acts, beginning with a live DJ, mariachi band, and a percussionist performing from 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM. Specials include $5 bottled beer, shots of Corazon Tequila, and deals on margaritas all day and night.
It's another (y)ear in Boca Raton and for many, a time of reflection as they approach the holiest day of their faith. Yet, for all of us, it's another opportunity to enjoy decadent brunches, pastel-flecked eggs, and springtime fun. Easter may be a religious holiday, but much like Christmas, or the once-paganistic Halloween, we're more than content with our interpretation of the thematic fun that Easter brings. As a harbinger of springtime and as part of a diverse community, Easter festivities are hardly exclusive to anyone. For the best of Easter Events in Boca Raton, read on and see below!
Easter Brunch at the Addison
The Addison seems to always find its way atop our holiday lists, especially those with built-in brunch components, like Easter or New Year's. This fine hotel named for the famous Addison Mizner is renowned for its classy cocktail hours, romantic dining space, and magnificent pre-fixe menu. The...
Welcome back to our annual roundup of exciting holiday events in the Boca Raton area & beyond! Unfortunately, the longtime Mizner Park mainstay: The Dubliner, is no more. Thus, it is incumbent on us in the Boca Raton Real Estate blog to account for the diaspora of partygoers as the big day looms on the near horizon. Through these 5 events, we give you everything from arts & crafts to cheers & beers, things for the kids and the not-so-young, and a little more for the young at heart. Enjoy this jovial celebration of all things Irish right here in our backyard! Read on to learn more about the litany of excitement that lies ahead for this year's St. Patrick's Day events in Boca Raton (and beyond)!
St. Patrick's Day Specials At Max's Grille - Boca Raton
We can always depend on Max's Grille at the heart of Mizner Park for the best in seasonal cuisine and cocktails. A significant contender for one of Boca Raton's very finest restaurants, Max's has a seasonal offering for every holiday and has been mentioned many times in our Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day blogs to name just a few. The culinary artists at Max's have spun a slightly modern twist on classic Irish flavors, with the loaded potato pizza and corned beef...
Super Bowl Sunday is upon us! The Champagne & Parisi blog proudly presents a quick and digestible roundup of Super Bowl Parties, events, and some of the hottest spots to enjoy the big game through Boca Raton and the surrounding area. Whether pulling for the Chiefs or the Eagles, we're sure you'll enjoy the journey, if not the outcome by taking in the big game at these fine options.
Super Bowl Watch Party At Prosperity Brewers
Prosperity Brewers is one of only a few craft breweries in Boca Raton proper. As Florida's craft beer and taproom ecosystem explodes in presence, Prosperity Brewers has cemented its presence as a mainstay in South Florida. We're certain the Super Bowl watch party at their warm and inviting taproom is sure to be a hit. With their finest selections at the ready and a delectable bar menu, we don't see why anyone should overthink their Super Bowl plans. Craft beer, small bites, and big-screen TVs - what more could we ask for?
Hurricane Bar & Lounge - Delray Beach
- Note: We recommend The Hurricane...
It's that time of year! And no matter who you spend your Valentine's Day with, there's something fun to do for everyone. We searched the city and the space beyond to find a selection of Valentine's Events that should suit just about everyone - from the very single to the super-romantic. Without anything further, learn where the best spots, events, and reservations are around town for you and your special someone, even if that someone is you!
Before going further, while we're at it, is your family bound to grow this Valentine's Day? Browse our Single Family Homes page to learn more about what you might need to accommodate your growing world and blossoming romance!
Valentine's Day At The Addison
- Where: The Addison Hotel - 2 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
- When: February 14th. 6:30 PM
The Addison Hotel always finds a place on our holiday lists - especially when romance is involved. This "picturesque" evening begins with a gourmet...